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Chinese tech giant Huawei to develop 5G network in Russia

Chinese technology giant Huawei, which is suspected of creating threats to national security in several western nations, has signed a contract with Russian telecommunications company MTS for the development of a 5G network in the country, BBC reports.

Europe loses EUR 60 billion to counterfeit products and piracy every year

Because of different fake products and piracy, Latvia loses up to EUR 109 million in 11 industries every year, whereas the damages in the European Union reach EUR 60 billion.

airBaltic agrees to compensate inconveniences to passengers

An agreement has been reached in a court of justice in Lithuania with Latvian airline airBaltic on payment of compensation to passengers worth a total of EUR 120 000, according to representatives of flight compensation assistance company Skycop.

Prime minister: if Estonia reduces excise tax on alcohol, Latvia will be forced to react

If Estonia reduces excise tax on alcohol, Latvia will be forced to react, said Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta Panorāma on Wednesday, 5 June.

Russia demands Tinder to share user data

Russian authorities have announced that online dating app Tinder needs to comply with the country’s demands to provide access to users’ photos and messages, BBC reports.

Latvian Railway representatives leave RB Rail Council

Latvian Railway representatives in the Baltic joint company RB Rail Edvīns Bērziņš and Vineta Rudzīte have left their posts. Two new council members have been elected to replace them – Ligita Austrupe and Anrījs Leimanis.

Latvian and Estonian ministers discuss solutions for alcohol prices

After the meeting of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, Estonia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Urmas Reinsalu and his Latvian colleague Edgars Rinkēvičs discussed the topic of alcohol prices, as reported by Estonian public media ERR.

Lithuanian ministry asks security service to step in and assess Sigmen contracts

Lithuanian Transport and Communications Ministry has asked Lithuanian State Security Department (SSD) to assist in assessing threats that may surface from the contracts held between Lithuanian Railways and private company Sigmen, a company owned by ex-KGB agent Yuri Simonenkov in Latvia.

Manufacturing output of electrical appliances in Latvia up 28.8%

Compared to April 2018, industrial production output fell by 2.4 % in Latvia in April 2019. It was affected by a drop in electricity and gas supply by 22.6 % largely due to the warm and dry weather, the amount of electricity produced from hydroelectric plants reduced.

BNN summary of the week: grey worries; Baltics elect presidents; Riga's mayor leaves

Election period’s end. EU residents, Lithuania and Latvia’s Saeima were busy in elections this week. Looking back at results, activity of Baltic residents in European Parliament elections was slightly higher than expected. New Unity won EP elections in Latvia...

Economists say retail trade volumes in Latvia will continue growing

Retail trade volumes continue growing, economists say. But while some urge maintaining caution, others expect household consumption to push economic development forward.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia up 7% in April

Compared to April 2018, total retail trade turnover rose by 7.0 % in April 2019. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 6.7 %.

Estonian prime minister concerned about cross-border alcohol trade with Latvia

The possible reduction of excise tax on alcohol in Latvia as a reaction to the same step made in Estonia will affect cross-border trade, said Estonia’s Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.

Latvia’s Ventspils and Estonia’s Saaremaa may establish ferry traffic in July

The tender for the potential ferry operator between Estonia’s Saaremaa Island and Latvia’s Ventspils could be announced in June, as Saaremaa Parish senior deputy Marili Niits told Saarte Haal newspaper.

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